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's why it had to come out before the election. it's a book about racism, and to my critics chagrin, i'm against it. [laughter] liberals have been the primary practitioners of it, and i start with the golden age of racial demagoguery in the 70s and 80s when every police shooting of a black kid would be the next case, treated in the media, suddenly the clan took over the new york city police force apparently. one of my -- it's hard to describe the beginnings because there's the brawl and various race hoaxes, and much like the trayvon martin case, they disappeared once the facts came out. you never get that final article saying, attention, readers, that story we've been his hysterical about, turns out, it was a hoax. [laughter] no, you know that -- well, actually, the black kid was mugging the cop or the muslim did ambush and kill a cop only because the stories disappeared from the news. wouldbe one of the best one was michael stuart called artist because he was caught spraying grafetti in the subway, takes a dozen cops to subdue him, two weeks later, passed out, two weeks later, in a co
compromise following his election the country was gripped by a crisis because they feared lincoln it was the number party and probably sell. it did not have a significant connection lincoln was elected without a single electoral votes without the slave states and own the for border states and they are merely a handful. for the first time in nation's history to be taking over the executive branch of the national government. in the south major institution is the republicans' determination into a unit to win a national election without southern support republicans condemned the south as undemocratic. even un-american. with this party on the threshold for those who practice the gospel and newspaper columns the crisis for the south was at hand. from the hatred of evil republicans to fill the southern air. this is not the first time. there have been several disputes. 2.specifically, first, the constitutional convention to do with the admission of missouri as of slave state -- state midges much more than the state of louisiana from domestic guerrilla to the rocky mountains it was settled
a glass post election so i want to see you guys there. there. be sure to join us. [applause] last year we had the wonderful opportunity of hearing ann coulter's speech and when i think of ann i think of their research my partner and i did before we got ready for a radio show and a company and we examine the phenomenon which really is the renaissance of the conservative woman. conservative woman today are more informed, more engaged, more articulate than ever before in best of all they are irritating the left more than ever before. [applause] when it comes to that particular sport of exactly spreading liberals there is no one better than ann coulter. got to love it. [applause] my husband i did a brief stint with the world wrestling federation. there's a particular metaphor that comes to mind when you watch ann and that is the wwf smack-down. that is really what it is. all you have to do is look at all the cases from matt lauer, katie couric, keith olbermann, cheech and chong and now i do have to say she could hold her punches with zhou we say substance using challengers in that case but ge
any meaningful compromise. following his election as president november 1860, the country the script but a crisis. because many southerners feared lincoln and his republican party. republican party was a northern party, and proudly so. but it did not have a significant southern connection. lincoln was elected without a single electoral votes from any of the 15 slave states, and only four border states, missouri, kentucky, maryland and delaware did he get any popular vote. and they are nearly a handful. for the first time in the nation's history, a party without any notable southern component would be taking over the executive branch of the national government. but there was more. the republican party, as i said, was proudly a northern party, turning its brief existence found in the mid-1850s, its rhetoric had a song of the south, and the south a social institution racial slavery. their determination, that is the republicans determination, that too well the north into unity that can win a national election without any southern support, republicans repeatedly condemned the south is unp
be celebrating together and raising a glass post-election. i want to see you guys there. be sure to join us. last year we had a wonderful opportunity of hearing ann coulter speak. when i think of ann i think of what the research we did as we got ready for the web site and radio show and the company and examine this phenomenon which is the renaissance of conservative women. conservative women today are more informed, engage, articulate than ever before. it is quite entertaining. when it comes to that particular sport of exasperated liberals there is no one better than ann coulter. [laughter and applause] my husband did a brief stint with the world wrestling federation before becoming a producer at disney, there is a particular metaphor that comes to mind when you watch ann -- wwf smack down. all you have to do is look at all the cases from katie couric, keith older man. she -- i do have to say she was pulling punches with the challengers in that case but george stephanopoulos, al sharpton, the list goes on and on and david said my favorite was the most recent one on the view. that wasn't an unfair
referendum in the presidential elections of 1812 and 1816. madison easily won re-election in november of 1812 in the early months of the war and his hand-picked successor and former secretary of war, james monroe, enjoyed landslide success four years later. hundreds of thousands of men cast votes for the democratic republican party in those contests. the war, in other words, proved to be a rousing popular success. how did people come to form their opinions about this war? well, usually not through direct observation. far many more people in the united states read and wrote about the war of 1812 than fought in it. i will just give you some numbers to get a sense of that the nation lost just 2260 men in battle in the war of 1812. that was less than one half of 1% of all servicemen. many who served served in local militias and had a service that was more ceremonial than actual. by contrast 617,000 combatants died in the civil war just to give you a sense of the difference in scale we're talking about. statistics like these hint that the meaning of the war of 1812 can be found as much in popular
. in the years leading up to the presidential election, the focus seems to be on barack obama's roots and his family and the fact that he wrote his own biography. now in your book "american tapestry," you put the focus on michele obama. tell us about how you got started doing that and what inspired you. >> i was writing about the first lady and the first family for the new york times which was something of an unusual assignment. typically the first family is covered by the white house reporters who chased the president around on air force one and in the briefing room and write about the first lady or first family when they have time that there was a sense in 2008 at the new york times and other newspapers too that we might want to do things differently and this first african-american family living in this house, this white house bill in part by slave labor, with slave labor would be written about regeneration to come and we wanted it to be part of documenting and chronicling that story. in january, before the inauguration, one of my colleagues was writing an article about the president and hi
himself to be elected. one thing, he didn't give any speeches. he wrote his acceptance of the nomination and the one line in that message that caught the attention of the country was let us have peace. this was something that you electrified the south as well as the no.. in the period -- and battlefields of a different kind. congress was warring against the executive. who would govern? another question was who would govern in the south? would republican regime imposed upon the south by union troops, would they governed, will would the pre-war majority govern in the south? grant became something of a sympathetic figure. he was a good union general. he was the one who granted generous surrender terms to we's troops in appomattox believing upon the war's end they had to get back to the south which was starring as a result of the war and in no small part because of grant's strategy in places like georgia the south was starving. 11 take their horses to go back and plow their fields and treating them once again as fellow americans rather than rebels. when his troops began to cheer about the su
in the presidential election mentions this as a bush program. i have a chapter in my forward. i'm not concerned about partisan politics. we need to get history right. start on one administration continue to the other. that's not what it's about either. but what happened if we we let it go? it would've been on the manufacturing access, all these contracts out the door. could a tesla have come in about three factories and scaled itself by a factor time? added those resources, what would've happened if we had the courage to do that? again, i am thinking that would've been a big risk, but it would have been exciting. and it might've been a great thing for american auto workers. >> we are talking with philip auerswald from a professor at george mason university. this is his most recent vote, "the coming prosperity: how entrepreneurs are transforming the global economy." you also serve as an adviser to the clinton global initiative. what do you advise on? >> well, thank you for asking me that question. push aside the global initiative the last three days and i've been working with them for the last three y
the domestic and foreign policy issues pertinent to the upcoming election. it is my pleasure to extend a special welcome to any new commonwealth members of this evening. you'll need the most well-informed interesting people in the bay area when you attend the commonwealth club agents all of whom are as interested as you are in savitt discussion and social interaction. now want to this evening's program, there are question cards you should have been handed on your seats for joan walsh. fill them out, right on the question and there will be collected and we will ask them in the program. there's also a microphone in the audience, were there will be in a while and we will take some oral questions toward the end of the program so i will remind you when the time comes you can line up with a microphone and ask your questions. we appreciate you keeping questions short and please make sure they are questions and not statements. copies of the new book, what's the latter with white people, on sale in the lobby. she will be pleased to sign them outside the room immediately following the program. i
we call the select men comments elect persons of the town, which are the executive body of the town. they carry out the laws with the town. so they go through the agenda, just like any legislature would. the question is called, conducted under strict rules of order, too. it's not what you see in television. there's no telling out, no interrupting. if that happens, people are called to account very, very quickly indeed. so it's a role structured legislative session. , featuring common, ordinary citizens like you and me. it takes in a way of looking up politics that brings the left and right together. the rapiers big government, the left fears big business. what's the commonality? susanne and i deal if americans had the experience of seeing how small works best for democracy, it would change everything. but of course in all of the key town meetings, in order to save it come you have to empower citizens. if all american citizens for town meetings, lived in small towns, went to town meetings regularly, the presidential elections would be phenomenally better. we wouldn't be sick of them
. the book came out when you were first elected. how would you assess the tea party today? >> and they were at equal parts to both parties. republicans voting for the bank -- bank bailout and also obamacare. now we have the supreme court ruling if anything the tea party may be rejuvenated by the opposition and. when they did not strike it down you may see a resurgence try to have an influence. >> host: when the tea party first started 2006 rethinking of running for office? >> december 162007 and boston and calling it the re-enactment of the boston tea party also when my dad's campaign would hit national waves. then it gruber reversed tea party and kentucky was 20009 senator bunning was talking about not running dry showed up at the tea party miss it i will take off 20 minutes there be 20 people like me better mad there were nearly 1,000 people and a new something big was going on. >> host: at that point* did you think about office? >> no. i toyed with the fact talk with funding not running if he does not i might. but showing up to see the rally said there was enough big people up there like
-- though one of the subtitles is how to steal an election in 9 easy steps and we take you through you. i want to give you some numbers. don't take it down, just get the book. all proceeds are nonprofit. it's official, in 208,750 and 50,023 provisions never counted, 1,451,116 ballots were spoiled and 488,136 absentee ballots were cast and not counted as the 2.7 million ballots in the dumpster. that was last time and this time it will be bigger. then, 3.2, 3.2 million people, american citizens were removed from the voter rolls broke kinds of wonderful and bogus reasons, purged. in fact for those of you who do not know greg palast, most people here do know that i broke a story back in 2000 about how kathryn harris and jeb bush knocked off tens of thousands of black folk off the voter rolls, calling them balance. if you have a felony conviction in florida you cannot vote. fine, so they caught all these felons and they removed him from the voter rolls. how do i know they were black? in florida every african-american has black next to their name. that is by law. so it's very easy to target bla
in american presidential history. you think about every president elected from 1964 to 2008 comes from the state on the sun belt. when johnson from texas, richard nixon from california. gerald ford was never elected, so he doesn't count. jimmy carter from georgia, ronald reagan from california. the first george bush via connecticut. bill clinton from arkansas and the second question texas. so too does the natives and so ways a watershed election. it ends the 40 year. the sun belt dominance. their issues critical in the politics that developed that came out of the sun belt. they didn't have a conservative cast of them. they tended to be oriented about issues of strong national defense, and opposition to unions and a defense of free enterprise politics. and also is in the south and southwest that we see the rise at an 1870s when they come to talk about the religious right. the rise of evangelicals involved in the political process in new and important ways. so thurmond was at the forefront about this issues in his own politics. national defense, who is a staunch anti-communist and played
. the winner went on the cover. whoever won the election, became the president, would be on the cover of the book. so obviously that was george bush, and that was the one pointing to himself, choose me, lect me, which is what they're really doing for 18 months out there. >> show the audience what's on the back of here. >> unfortunately the loser went on the back. that's michael dukakis. again, it's not that we had a lot of pictures of him looking victorious. it's simply that this really represented a lot of the dukakis campaign, of being almost isolated and alone, and it was a rap all along that he wasn't listening to advisors. as a photograph, i liked it very much as being a strong, graphic image. >> there were some other names on the cover of this book, forward by sam donaldson, and you also have an afterward. why were those people chosen? >> basically sam -- they're all friends of mine, number one. sam and i started in politics in 1975 covering jimmy carter, jimmy carter primaries. that's when i first met sam, and i covered the white house fortime magazine in the late 1970's. sam a
this nonprofit to help more people like them become elected officials. over the last decade, is to watch politicians argue over who's responsible for causing our nations problems, our soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines have an billie dunn but america's ask him even when it meant enormous personal sacrifice. for example, my classmate keri ross kept himself in the closet until done acetone was lifted, so he could continue putting himself in harm's way and continue serving his country. we just heard about my classmate, matt freeman. i learned about my status on facebook, which is obviously not the ideal way to find out one of your princess cut, but it allowed me to go to this page and see what people were saying about them at the time, which is incredibly cathartic. remember looking up what he had written before he was killed. he obviously put a post up that someone interpreted as disagreeing with one of president obama's policies and it started one of these arguments you see going on facebook all the time when someone says that ain't this and they go back and forth in and commenting you
political leaders to meet those challenges instead of working to get elected and to appease one member of the party. that is what we need to do because it is a sensitive issue. we have thirteen million people in the shadows and won't the port them. we need to take action. as a law enforcement officer you will read in my book as a law enforcement officer they broke the law and make sure you are penalized for breaking the law. not taking any action neglects further. >> i often say success is a process, not a result. many law enforcement officers i have had the pleasure of meeting and many of the same things that hipolito is saying. the process is not working properly. the politicians are not addressing this issue. we need to take a long hard honest look at what we're doing to help people, help the brothers and sisters in mexico because if we don't do that the problem will continue to grow and continue to take over american cities and expand the inner cities. >> time for a couple more questions. >> hipolito and chris, i would like to ask how you evaluated the decision because it puts a pu
nonfiction authors and books on c-span2's booktv. this weekend with the presidential election just days away booktv is highlighting political programming for the last couple weeks. first block of political programming begins tonight at 7:00 eastern with an colder, charles kessler and greg pallast and politics with ralph nader, gary johnson, jeff figures, mickey edwards and sunday at the theme continues at 3:00 eastern with edward klein, michael grunwald and rose mary gibson. visit for complete schedule of television programming. booktv is on facebook. like us to interact with booktv guest and viewers. watch videos and get up-to-date information and events. ..ear me all right? some buddies waving their hands in the back. could you wave your hand? thank you very much. welcome to this session of the texas >> welcome to this book festival. 15 minutesr guest, h. brand, and bill will be signing books read it is down the street. please patronize the book signing tens in the bookstore, as you know, and buy his book. >> this is the book. b "the man who saved the
their technical education plus science education. i teach media politics and campaigns and elections and i have my finger and the american government part. we have acquired a government course where the congress and his wisdom said what is going on at the naval academy when ollie north doesn't understand control of the military and so in the budget hearings they required us to create a required course. now we teach 100% and i like keeping that has as traditional government course but we also teach the ethics of governmental service. when you're in the military there are extra responsibilities on you that a normal individual doesn't have. >> one more project you are involved in. you are in a book giveaway. what is this project? >> it started out as a one a one time one shot activity at the rotary club that i'm a part. we are going to send a load of books at that point in time to africa. we found out our economy was paying $95 a truckload to pour them into landfill. we had too many for one shipment and let's do another to another and let's do another and it took on a life of its own. we just pass --
. liberals were elected tony blair, bill clinton wing of the democratic party. pro-business, but they tend to favor economic outcomes, so they want to control economic outcome. that's their main focus. to give unionized police officers officers, unionized teachers. progressives are entirely different beast. these are the typical tree hugging san francisco liberals. that's progressives. that's who we're talking about. these are people and today not just economic outcomes, but also social outcomes. was conservatives are interested in talking about drugs and sex, progressives are interested in whether or not you can put salt on your french fries and whether you can have a plastic bag or two desoto. michael bloomberg, great example of progressive. you spending cuts in new york city. siddhartha were talking about. protecting about that ideology of the left, the progressive ideology. so what are some myths that are commonly held by progressives? we've got about five minutes and we tend to focus on the first two because those are the big juicy ideas, the bad ideas actually. one is that natural th
points, gaps in gpa between mean scores of black and white students and most elected schools. another principle stated in router was it is unconstitutional to use racial preferences to the extent that unduly are members of any racial group. that is a quote. we argue, and we think the evidence shows that preferences in texas unduly harm members of every racial group. they unduly harm the asians primarily first and foremost to are excluded and whites or excluded like abby fisher, because of their race who might otherwise have been admitted. we think they do worse harm to black and hispanic students who are misled into thinking they are well qualified to have strong academic records at the university of texas and to get there and find out they are not outstanding academic records and lucky to graduate and likely to be at the bottom of their class. i am not talking about black and hispanic students per se. the stock -- top student in the class might be black or hispanic but students of any race, this is usually black or hispanic preference who are admitted based on large preferences are n
to be elected. he didn't give any speeches. he wrote out his acceptance of the nomination, and the one -- the one line in that message that caught the attention of the country was "let us have peace." now, this was something that electrified the south as well as the north because during the peer from 1865, the end of the war to the 1868, congress and washington and the south were battlefields of a different kind. congress warring against the executives. the radical republicans in congress impeached johnson. the question was who would govern there? the other question is who would govern in the south? would the republican regimes that to a large degree were imposed on the south by union troops govern there, or would the prewar majorities govern in the south? grant, to the surprise of many southerners, became something of a sympathetic figure. he was the good union general. he was the one who granted quite generous voander terms to -- surrender terms to lee's troops, and believing upon the war's end, they had to get back to the south, which was starving as a result of the war, and in no s
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